TITLE: Humanitarian Response Project Coordinator – Mae Sot
TEAM/PROGRAMME: Programme Implementation
LOCATION: Mae Sot, Thailand (with frequent travel to border areas)
CONTRACT LENGTH: 6 months with possible extension
The Humanitarian Response Coordinator will lead and manage the emergency response for the influx of displaced persons from Myanmar into the Western borders of Thailand and other emergency situations at the field level. He/she will be based in Mae Sot Field Office. He/she has overall responsibility for providing leadership which produces effective delivery and development/design of emergency Response programmes. The Response Coordinator is responsible for identifying needs and resources and elaborating programme recommendations/partnerships for the emergency response as well as Representation of the CO in government and other coordination meetings.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Senior Field Coordinator – Mae Sot
Staff reporting to this post: 0
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
Project Implementation and Management of Categorized Humanitarian Responses
· Contribute to the Emergency Response Strategy and Emergency Preparedness Plan
· Overall management and coordination of the emergency response. This includes but not limit to identifying and coordinating with CBO partners, develop and monitor implementation plan, manage and mobilize resources, and provide strategic guidance to the Mae Sot team and partners to deliver timely assistance to displaced population along the borders.
· To lead on the content and staffing of the emergency response. Identify staffing needs and request support needed from the country office and regional office.
· To lead on local partner mapping and analysis to identify potential humanitarian partners.
· Ensures that Country Senior leadership is well informed on issues related to emergency response and emergency risk management pertaining to all areas of operations.
· Work closely with the Supply Chain coordinator and Supply Chain Officer to ensure adequate supply chain support to deliver high quality programmes effectively.
· Oversee response expenditure and hold budget management responsibility for the response, including monitoring budget vs expenditure
· Comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to child rights and safeguarding, health and safety, equal opportunities and other relevant policies.
Programme Quality and MEAL
· Actively participate in rapid emergency multi-sectoral integrated assessments
· Work with relevant technical specialists/Technical Advisor (TA) to identify funding opportunities and mobilize resources for categorized humanitarian responses
· Ensure that programme objectives and activities are agreed upon within the context of Save the Children values, aims and objectives
· Ensure integration of humanitarian interventions to maximize the impacts of the interventions on children’s lives
· Ensure production of high quality donor reports, internal narrative reports, and collection, analysis and dissemination of relevant information and data relevant to the response.
· Work with Communication Coordinator to ensure timely submission of the situation report for the humanitarian response
· Work closely with MEAL team to develop MEAL plan for the response and ensure its implementation
· Work closely with MEAL team to ensure that a complaint response mechanism in place and well-maintained
· Work closely with MEAL and technical specialists to document good practices and lessons learned to promote learning on humanitarian interventions to inform future responses
Coordination and Representation
· Maintain regular communications with Country Office’s Humanitarian Focal Point with regards to on-going humanitarian response, contingencies, and emergency preparedness
· Establish, maintain, and improve active and regular working relationships and take the lead role in representing the principles and work of SC to representatives of other organizations – UN, NGOs, INGOs, counterparts, donors, CCSDPT and other government Authorities etc.
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
· holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling Save the Children values
· holds the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities – giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit, providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying appropriate consequences when results are not achieved.
· sets ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their team to do the same
· widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
· future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale.
· builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters
· values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength
· approachable, good listener, easy to talk to.
· develops and encourages new and innovative solutions
· willing to take disciplined risks.
· honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity
· University degree in Social Sciences, in an area of social development
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
· At least 3 years/substantial experience in management position with a humanitarian organisation within an emergency environment.
· University degree in Social Science or relevant area
· Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team as well as independently as required;
· Skills and experience in one or more of the following sectors, namely, Food Security and Livelihoods, Nutrition, Education, and Child Protection project/programme implementation, monitoring, review and evaluation preferably from a child rights approach in accordance with the CRC and international humanitarian rights standards.
· Substantial people and programme management experience with good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels.
· Ability to produce high quality reports.
· Ability to travel to remote areas affected by disasters with short notice.
· Ability to work in irregular working hours especially at the onset of an emergency.
· Representational, political awareness and advocacy skills.
· Ability to work independently with limited supervision from line manager.
· Fluency in written and spoken English and computer literate.
· Ability to speak Karen and/or Burmese is preferable.
· Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles
· Previous Save the Children Experience is highly desirable
Additional Job Responsibilities
The duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Safeguarding Our Staff
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI- anti-harassment policy.
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Interested candidates should apply and submit a motivational letter, comprehensive CV, expected salary and details of at least 3 referees via the following link;
“We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse”